LiDIA's statement of GPL only in mailing list archives
LiDIA is an excellent C++ library for computational number theory. A
few years ago, it had the best elliptic curve algorithms available
anywhere, but it's since been almost abandoned upstream:
Its authors have already agreed to release it under the GPL:
However, they haven't actually indicated this in any form in LiDIA's
source tree. When pressed, they responded that the mention of GPL
license in the mailing list should suffice:
Is this good enough for Debian? A mailing list announcement that all
of LiDIA's source tree is available under the GPL?
- Jordi G. H.